It’s a nice day for a tag don’t you think? Three of my lovely blogger friends tagged me to do the Diverse Books Tag: Reg @ She Latitude, Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions and Anette @ Anette Reads. Thank you gals so much!
I’m going to say this right now: I’m deeply ashamed with how little material I had for these questions. I definitely need to open up my horizons and start reading more diversely and making the time to pick up those books. If you have some recs to share for me that fill these categories, please do!
SO let’s get started!
A Book Starring a Lesbian Character
Absolutely, positively love this book! Obviously it has a lesbian main character but it’s one of the few exceptions in LGBTQ+ fiction where the main character already knows her sexual orientation, is out and proud and just living her life with acceptance. Beautiful!
A Book with a Muslim Protagonist
This is the first and only book that I’ve read that’s talked about the Muslim religion and there are two characters who practice, one from how he was raised, the other who converted. It was so interesting to see how that religion is and it’s customs and I would love to read more books about it.
A Book Set in Latin America
Honestly, this is probably the answer I’m most ashamed of. I have not read any books set in Latin America… And I live here. And this is the only book on my TBR, and it’s set in Chile. Not even in Venezuela where I’m from. I know, I know. I gotta get myself together.
A Book About a Person With a Disability
I was going to use another book but I decided to go with this one while writing up this post. This series is about a group of six mermaids chosen to save their world from an evil underwater monster. One of them is blind and while we haven’t gotten a lot of her point of view, she gets more attention in this third installment. I hope to see more of her thoughts in the last book.
A Science-Fiction or Fantasy Book With a POC Protagonist
One of my favorite books! I loved Shazi and her fierce spirit. It was super interesting to see this culture, although in a kind of made up place it has a lot of background from real places and cultures. I still haven’t read the sequel but I’m definitely doing that before the year ends.
A Book Written by an Indigenous or Native Author
I have no answer for this prompt. I am an awful human being. Please hit me with recs! Help me fix this awful misstep.
A Book Set in South Asia
I thought I had a read book for this prompt but it turns out the places that I was thinking of aren’t actually in South Asia. So I spent an embarrassingly long time looking for an answer and I think this one fits. Please correct me if I’m wrong because I still haven’t read this book yet. I have a problem, I know.
A Book with a Biracial Protagonist
The main character in this book is half-African American and half-Japanese. Thanks to Cristina for sharing this tidbit because I totally would’ve spent hours trying to remember if I’d read a book with a biracial character. This is also the only one I’ve read, so hit me with recs!
A Book Starring a Transgender Character or Transgender Issues
This book actually has various transgender main characters and is one of my faves. It’s the only transgender book I’ve read and I feel it’s also super unique because it’s written by a UK author, so the slang and language is a little different from what I use which made it fun. Definitely recommend!
Mariana @ Book Is Glee
Jonas @ Other Things
Estefani @ Fiction Jungle
So that’s it for this tag! Please don’t chastise me in the comments, I know I’ve failed deeply. I beg of you diverse lovers, give me all your recommendations and suggestions. I really want and need to make more of an effort to read diversely, specially since technically, I’m part of that diversity. Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you on my next post!